Sometimes I Need a Gentle Reminder

Mother Teresa’s Anyway Poem

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Today’s photo is of a magnifying glass that I purchased not long ago.  It just spoke to me because of the way it is made, the weight of it in my hand, and the excellent glass that was put into it.  It REALLY magnifies.  Kind of like how Mother Teresa’s poem can magnify our lives.  Namaste’

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Author: Regina

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7 thoughts on “Sometimes I Need a Gentle Reminder”

  1. brilliant and so very true, it is a much bigger thing to live your purpose than to worry about what others will think. thanks for this post, always can use the confirmation when others become overwhelmingly negative.

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  2. Now this was a great share a reminder to us all .. be for yourself and not what others expect of us… do and create without fear and concern of what others think … Mother Teresa an Icon of our time… with such wise words for us to live by…

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  3. Hey there, Gina:

    Mother Theresa’s Anyway poem reminds of a song; I include the lyrics to Martyn Joseph’s ‘He Never Said’ as complementary rejoinder … same idea, interesting slant … likely also too true.

    He Never Said – Martyn Joseph

    He never said God helps those who help themselves
    He never said Blessed are the rich
    He never said Do unto others before they do it unto you
    He never said It’s too bad buddy the winner has to take it all
    He never said success is the key
    … You gotta be cruel to be kind
    And he never said it’s a jungle out there
    … Where the weak must get left behind

    He Said..

    Answer a strangers cry for help
    Love your brother as you loved yourself
    You only have to seek and you will find
    Forgive your enemies, drop that grudge
    Don’t judge others and you won’t be judged
    Only knock and the door will open wide, open wide

    He never said Archbishops should stick to theology
    He never said put your faith in the lottery
    He never said by any means necessary
    He never said my country right or wrong
    He never said send your money to me
    … Touch the screen and you’re gonna be healed
    He never said every man’s got a price
    … Do you want to make a deal?

    Answer a strangers cry for help
    Love your brother as you loved yourself
    You only have to seek and you will find
    Forgive your enemies drop that grudge
    Don’t judge others and you won’t be judged
    Only knock and the door will open wide, open wide

    And on that day a day that’s coming
    Who’s gonna be walking who’s gonna be running
    The first will be the last and the last will come first
    If the meek inherit the earth

    Answer a strangers cry for help
    Love your brother as you loved yourself …

    ________

    Thought I’d Share It …

    Happy Easter

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